Things to Avoid with CBD Oil Products Online
We’re usually about all the things cannabidiol (aka CBD for short) can do, and what you can do with it –but today’s a little different. Yes, CBD oil has been shown in research to help with mental health issues, pain management, skin conditions, and even things like cancer and epilepsy. There are even CBD treatments for pets, and we haven’t even scratched the surface!
But what are important things you should avoid before, during, and after buying some CBD oil products online?
- Not Doing Your Research
Before purchasing anything, educate yourself on the different types of CBD available. The two major groups you want to consider are:
To help, the two bullet points above are linked to articles we’ve written explaining the key differences, but we’ll cover them briefly now too.
Full spectrum CBD oil, as the name suggests, is ‘full spectrum’. This means that it has the full range of the hemp plant’s chemical compounds in it, meaning there’s more than just CBD. In fact, CBD is just one of many known cannabinoids, and there is research that indicates that by having the different compounds working together, the health benefits are more profound.
On the other hand, CBD isolate oils are exactly that the name suggests. This oil contains one compound only, just CBD. Everything else has been removed.
Which is better? It really comes down to your lifestyle and a range of factors.
- Thinking That CBD Cures Everything
There is a growing body of research that suggests CBD oil products online have a number of health benefits, and more studies are released almost every day. However, if you expect miracles, you might be disappointed. See (1) above, and look for peer-reviewed studies and hard science if you’re looking to treat a specific health problem (check out our blog, we cite several studies in each one).
- Believing All CBD Is Free of THC
This is not the case. Yes, CBD isolate oils have zero THC. But full spectrum CBD oil? Nope, that has a tiny amount (usually around 0.02%). And if you’re driving, or travelling internationally, this distinction may end up being a big issue for you.
- Not Investigating the Quality of The CBD Product
We pride ourselves on the fact that our products have independent laboratory certificates of analysis. But not all retailers are so transparent. In fact, in 2020 a study by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found 80% of 200 tested products contained significantly more, or less CBD than stated on the bottle.
- Not Talking to Your Medical Professional
While documented side effects of CBD are usually minimal (if any), it’s possible that CBD could interact with other medication you might be taking. Always speak to your healthcare professional before trying any new supplements.
- Using the Wrong Strength
You can get CBD oil products online in varying strengths. You might be someone who is particularly sensitive to it. We’ve prepared a dosage guide to help, but it comes down to the individual. And again, see (5) above to make sure it won’t interact with any other medication you might be taking.
As with any supplement, you should always do your research before trying them and speak to your healthcare professional. We hope the information in this blog has helped, though if you have any questions, leave a comment below, or email us here. We’re always happy to help.